Industrial and commercial communications operator, Metacom, has unveiled the MC412 Intelligent Router platform. The new platform continues to build on the success of the highly regarded MC402 Remote Router, and further extends the solutions offered by Metacom.

“With the MC412 Intelligent Router, Metacom has developed a highly integrated device with a rich feature set. Our experience in developing unique, quality equipment which is appropriate for our market, has enabled us to build a versatile product platform that is very effective in solving a number of challenges in the market”, says Marius Visser, Business Executive at Metacom.

He believes that off-the-shelf equipment from international communication equipment providers do not always meet the specific needs of South African clients. Visser explains, “Often, these devices are just extensions of existing routers instead of providing integrated connectivity in their own right.”MC412 Intelligent Router

“Whilst the MC400 Router series has already established itself as the preferred solution for GSM failover, saving millions of Rands typically lost through primary network failure, the new MC412 entrenches Metacom as the partner of choice for this critical service through the inclusion of Quality of Service, custom developed SNMP OIDs, multiple VPN instances and a more powerful processing platform”.

The MC412 Intelligent Router is not limited to GSM failover services. Its versatile robust feature set allows for the product to be used as a primary communication platform for ATMs, retail stores, multimedia displays, remote kiosks, SCADA communication equipment and many more. The product is already in use for mission-critical SCADA remote control systems as well as telemetry applications, often providing connectivity in harsh unmanned rural environments. The MC412 is also installed in a number of foreign countries providing connectivity for medical instruments in rural areas to internationally based health care providers.

“The MC412 Intelligent Router is fully integrated and managed as part of the Metacom managed services offering. This means our International Operations Centre can proactively monitor all devices in the field for reliability and availability so our clients can remain focused on their core business,” concludes Visser.